They are serial winners in the competition, having won it eight times in total before they lost their crown in 2017. Having also been beaten by England for the first time in the UK last month, have they lost their fear factor?
“I think so,” Germany and Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger told BBC Sport. “We had that transition period in the last two years and then every other country has stepped up now as well.
“Germany are not the biggest fear anymore, but we’re trying to get back to that. It’s sometimes good to not always have everyone expecting you to be good.
“You can prove them wrong – I quite like it, I quite like being the underdogs and almost showing off.”
Berger thinks England’s victory at the Arnold Clark Cup in February showed the growth they have made under manager Sarina Wiegman.
Asked whether the perception of England has changed too, she added: “Oh, 100%. I can see it first-hand how the girls are talking when they go to camp.
“They are happy going to camp and want to do better. How [Wiegman] is treating people and dealing with things has been really helpful for England. You could see it at the Arnold Clark Cup.
“England are probably one of the favourites this year because they have the depth. That’s what you need in a tournament – not just the 11 players. The rest of them are pretty good as well!”
Chelsea defender Jess Carter said it is “what people dream of” to play at a home Euros, but the Lionesses will not set a specific measure on what would be considered a successful tournament on the pitch.
“I can’t wait, the Euros will be unbelievable,” Carter told BBC Sport.
“I think a successful tournament would be to make the nation proud and inspire hopefully a lot more younger children to play. As individuals, all we ever do is aim to do our best.
“I don’t think it’s fair to set a specific goal because there’s so many stepping stones along the way. There are so many top teams there too. We are equally one of those, but our aim is to deliver our best on the biggest stage and see where that takes us.”metasports
Carter, 24, said there are “so many world-class players” at the tournament and midfielder Dali is hoping theirs can carry France further than the quarter-final stage they have reached for the last three successive Euros.
Dali, 30, says their poor record in the competition means France should not be considered among the favourites.